dekester1 (336) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a clear bottle to a dark reddish amber with foamy head that slowly faded to lacing. Aroma was of sweet malts with a twinge of fruitiness. The taste had malty front-end with a nutty hue followed by a mild hop finish with hint of sourness. Palate was light but OK. Overall, a drinkable brew but I probably will not run out and get any more anytime soon.
Obfuscate (224) - Minneapolis, - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty decent session beer. Really drinkable like most Schell’s beers. Sweet caramel with a light bitterness. The ’Firebrick’ is better, try that.
alexsdad06 (6550) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours amber brown in color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild toasted malt, light caramel, light cocoa, some earth, seems like a watered down porter, nothing really bad just flat and boring.
TXBadger (1738) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown color with off-white head. Caramel and roasted malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malt. Light bodied for a dark beer.
MNAle (48) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not sure what to make of this. It is different. I bought a couple of bottles on a whim. Really, really sweet. Its OK, I guess, but I doubt I will buy it again.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, pours a dark ruby amber. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is toasted grain and dark malt, a bit watery.
WisconsinBeer (714) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is such a strange beer for any sort of respectable beer geek. I guess it fills a niche, this is the sort of beer that a pale lager drinking grandpa would drink a few times per year when he was feeling exotic.
It’s not really ’dark’ - more just overly sweet tasting. It’s not awful, and with the right food pairing it might work. But it just comes across as adjunct forward and bland, without any depth really. "Fair to middlin"
ads135 (3226) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The beer flavor and aromas are sadly lacking. This is about as bland as a dunkel can get. Tried at the brewery with Vaughn and Amanda.
northropfrye (2446) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks GV for the one. A pretty basic dunkel here. Dark brown, some roast notes but overall pretty subtle.
stantheman (689) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Red Goat in Cokato, Minnesota. Not much to report here. A bland, inoffensive, sweet, dark lager. To call it a dunkel seems a bit pretentious. Meh.
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle into glass at club w. pretty normal dark beer. No bells or whistles. It's ok.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone